“legalcops“, “https://www.legalcops.com”, “we”, “us”, “our” shall mean Legalcops Consulting Private Limited, a private limited company registered under The Companies Act, 2013.
“Member“, “User” shall mean an individual or an organisation who completes the legalcops account registration process as described under “Creating a legalcops Account”
“Membership” shall mean the individual rights guaranteed to you to use the Website and avail our Services in such a manner as prescribed herein, in the form of an account which shall be maintained and used solely by you.
“Offerings“, “Services” shall mean the services including but not limited to Do-it Yourself agreement making, document reviewing, document vetting, Expert marketplace, legal blogs, legal glossary, legal services such as incorporation of a company and compliances for a company and Q&A platform.
“Website” shall mean the internet website, https://www.legalcops.com, which is wholly owned and managed by Legalcops Consulting Private Limited.
In addition, you understand that the specific method, features and services offered on legalcops.com may be altered, improved, removed or adapted at any time by legalcops.com in its sole discretion and without any notice. If you do not agree with any of these terms, do not use this site.
legalcops.com is no way, directly or indirectly responsible for the advice and assistance provided by the Lawyers. We are an independent third party enablers who have built a platform where the clients can communicate with, and if the need be, meet the Lawyers. legalcops.com has no control over the Services provided by the Lawyer. legalcops.com will not be responsible incase of any issues/discrepancies with the Services provided by the Lawyer.
legalcops.com has full rights to publish the free advice provided to their clients on their portal and in any external communication for public knowledge sharing. However, in none of the published content the user details will be displayed. We strongly advice you NOT TO mention any person / party / company’s name as part of your Question, as you may be liable for defamation if the person / party / company takes objection to the same.
You understand that any questions/queries posted by User and answers to questions/queries posted by Lawyers, are not confidential and are also not subject to Client-lawyer confidentiality or any applicable privacy laws. legalcops shall not be held responsible for any response posted to your legal queries/question on Our Website or any legal advice provided to You by any Lawyer.
legalcops.com has multiple Lawyers for the same practice area and there might be instances wherein a similar question has been answered in two different ways by the Lawyer(s). legalcops.com takes no liability towards these different opinions and answers of the Lawyers and encourages you to take another opinion from ‘your’ Lawyer / alternately decide which opinion to go ahead with based on merits and logical conclusions.
legalcops also acts as a platform for Lawyers to post and contribute blogs and articles on various legal matters/issues. Users understand that such blogs and articles posted/ contributed by Lawyers or any opinions, statements made by Lawyers on the Website are for informational purposes only, and it does not constitute any kind of legal advice to any User.
You understand that we are not a law firm and hence legal services are provided through Lawyers only. legalcops facilitates communication and exchange of information between the User and the Lawyer with varied and relevant expertise. LEGALCOPS DOES NOT PROVIDE ANY LEGAL SERVICES AND IS NOT A LAW FIRM.
You agree and understand that Lawyers are not employees or agents of legalcops and no information of any kind or answers to questions/queries provided by any Lawyer constitutes an endorsement, recommendation or referral of any Lawyer. We urge all Users to make their own independent assessment and evaluation of any Lawyer being considered by them. We shall not be liable for the acts/opinion/suggestions provided by any Lawyer.
The List of Lawyers provided on the Website only consist of details of Lawyer such as name, telephone number, email id, areas of practice, professional qualifications etc. We do not in any way guarantee the accuracy, adequacy, authenticity of such information provided by the Lawyer and the User should independently analyses and apply his prudent mind in testing the authenticity of the information provided by the Lawyer.
We make reasonable efforts to select and vet the Lawyers included in the List of Lawyers, however. We do not recommend any specific lawyer or select, endorse or recommend any Lawyer to the User. The selection and hiring of services of any Lawyer is at the sole discretion of the User.
We make no representation about the suitability, reliability, timeliness, or accuracy of the services provided by Lawyers either identified through Our Website or otherwise whether in public, private, or offline interactions. We do a background checks or vetting of the Lawyer but We take no responsibility of any default caused or insufficient service provided by the any Lawyer.
We are not responsible for the conduct, whether online or offline, of any lawyer or user of the service. We shall not be liable for any claim, injury or damage arising in connection with your use of the services or hiring of any lawyer.
All of the materials and information on the Site are provided for informational purposes only, and may not reflect current legal developments or variances in the law of different jurisdictions. The materials and information on the Site do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Lawyers of the Law Firms, their partners, clients or affiliates.
The information in the Site is not guaranteed to be correct, complete or up to date. The mere receipt of an e-mail from or a “post” on the Site does not create an Lawyer-client relationship. The applicable Lawyer / Law Firm is solely responsible for providing its services to you, and you agree that legalcops.com shall not be liable for any damages or costs of any type arising out of or in any way connected with your use of such services (including, without limitation, claims based on malpractice).
You agree that any claim arising out of your relationship with a Law Firm or Lawyer shall be brought solely against such Law Firm or Lawyer, and neither legalcops.com nor any of its licensors or affiliates shall be included within any such claim.
legalcops.com, Lawyers / Professionals using legalcops.com to provide online consultations (collectively “Lawyers”), Affiliates and Third-party providers (collectively “Affiliates”) would serve you to the best our ability under the following terms and conditions:
Using the legalcops.com website
This is a contract between You and legalcops. You must read and agree to the terms and conditions of this Agreement before using the Services.
If You do not agree to the terms of this Agreement, You may not use the Services and end your use of the Website.
All users must be eighteen years or older. In the case of minor Consumers (under eighteen (18) years), a parent or guardian must accept this Agreement and guide all consultations under the services offered.
The User takes full responsibility for ensuring that the information submitted is accurate. legalcops.com shall make no effort to validate any information provided by the Consumer for use in Services with respect to content, correctness or usability. We with an intention to provide the best service possible could ask you to share more information as and when needed.
Any kind of “solicitation” or “advertising” of Lawyers is not done by legalcops for any purpose being solely and exclusively a legal tech discovery platform for Participating Platform Lawyers.
You are not permitted to access the Site for the purpose of data mining or extracting content from the Site beyond your personal end use.
Though our Platform gives access to create the profiles of the LAWYERS for the purpose of increasing the accessibility and exposure of our Participating Platform Lawyers to grant them discovery using this platform, we do not intend in any way whatsoever to advertise any profile as we are not an advertising portal but a discovery platform.
By discovery platform we mean a platform that helps in providing online visibility within legitimate and permissible means.
We are in no way associated with or ENDORSE any individual described herein. We will not be responsible for the choices made by you in terms of selecting any particular Lawyer of your choice. The name or inclusion of any particular Lawyers profile does not mean any sort of Advertising being done or any recommendation or any Endorsement from legalcops end.
legalcops Accounts or listing : Your legalcops account gives you access to the Services and functionality that We provide and may develop, establish and maintain from time to time and at our sole discretion.
If you wish to use additional Services beyond those included in the Free Offer, you may be asked to separately purchase those Services or to upgrade to a paid membership prior to the end of the Fee Offer period. We reserve the right to change our pricing from time to time, but our price changes will always be prospective and not retroactive.
If we are unable to charge your designated payment method for any reason, we reserve the right to automatically downgrade your paid plan to a lower-priced plan or to suspend your paid membership until your designated payment method can be charged again.
You are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and for all activities carried out under your legalcops.com account. You agree to prohibit anyone else from using your password and immediately notify legalcops.com of any unauthorized use of your password or other security concerns
legalcops takes due care to ensure the confidentiality of your credentials. You agree and acknowledge that in the very unlikely event of your credentials becoming known to a third party on account of an intrusion into legalcops database, legalcops shall not be made liable for the resulting damages.
If you become aware of any unauthorized use of your password or of your account, you agree to notify the concerned official at legalcops immediately. You can write to email@example.com in such cases.
You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and Account, and agree to notify us if your password is lost, stolen, or disclosed to an unauthorized third party, or otherwise may have been compromised.
When you create an Account, you will be required to furnish certain information regarding your email ID and other relevant information. You agree to provide accurate, current and complete information during the registration process and to update such information to keep it accurate, current and complete.
You can register directly through the Site or via a Social Networking Site which we may support. By using your Social Networking Site account, you are allowing legalcops to access your certain information and you are agreeing to abide by the applicable terms and conditions of your Social Networking Site in your use of the Services via such Social Networking Site.
Any information provided as part of a web, over-phone or an in-person / video consultation becomes part of your legalcops.com Record. You agree to provide accurate information to help us serve you best to our knowledge, to periodically review such information and to update such information as and when necessary.
legalcops.com reserves the right to maintain, delete or destroy all communications and materials posted or uploaded to the legalcops.com Service according to its internal record retention and/or destruction policies.
Electronic Payment : You agree, understand and confirm that the bank / debit / credit card details provided by you for availing services of legalcops.com will be correct and accurate. These details are entered by you directly at the third party payment service provider webpage and legalcops does not have any access whatsoever to your payment details.
legalcops cannot assist with a stop payment request for any payment scheduled using a Payment Account credit/debit card. In any such case, you must immediately and directly contact your credit/debit card company/bank.
PAYMENT, CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICIES
PAYMENT POLICY : All fees have to be paid upfront before availing any paid service at legalcops.com (further referred as legalcops)
The User shall make all payments for the services or consultancy availed to the account of legalcops only. No direct payments shall be made to the Expert unless the User has obtained a prior written permission from legalcops. legalcops shall have no responsibility or any liability towards any direct payment made to an Expert without the prior written consent of legalcops.
Any direct payment made by the User without the prior written consent of legalcops may lead to the deactivation of User account without any prior notice made to the User.
Payments for availing services of legalcops can be made online with a Credit Card, Debit card, UPI or Net Banking channelised by the payment gateway provided on our website.
In the event User is not satisfied with the opinion he/she/it has received, the User can proceed to consulting a new lawyer through legalcops but a fresh payment of Service Fee shall have to be made for the same.
legalcops has no liability to refund the money so paid for a consultation if the User is not satisfied by the legal advice provided by a Lawyer selected by the User.
CANCELLATION POLICY :
In the event of cancellation of any paid consultation or appointment for which payment has been successfully made and a confirmation number has been generated, and the consultation has not been concluded due to any avoidable / unavoidable reason(s) we must be notified of the same in writing – by an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cancellation charges will be effective from the date we receive your email. Cancellation can be requested no later than 24 hours before final delivery time / Appointment time.
Our Customer Service team will contact you within 7 business days and in cases where the Lawyer has not delivered the booked consultation, we will return your money within 15 business days from the day the request for Cancellation was received. Please note that there will be a nominal deduction (30%) in the amount refunded, payable towards online payment processing. The refund will be processed directly in your Bank / Credit Card account that was used to make the payment.
Before processing any refund, we reserve the right to make best effort to complete the service. In case, you are not satisfied with the service, a cancellation fee of 20% + earned fee + fee paid to government, if any or any third party would be applicable
REFUND POLICY :
In the event your request for consultation is accepted but post-payment due to unexpected and extenuating circumstances, your request for consultation is rejected or cancelled; You will be given an option of opting for another request for consultation OR will be offered a refund, if you so desire. The refund will be credited to your account within 15 working days.
In case your credit card/debit card/payment account has been accidentally over-charged, please notify legalcops of the same at the earliest. legalcops will refund the outstanding amount to your Payment Account within 15 working days.
In the reverse scenario, if the transaction amount during payment of the fee happens to be less than the actual fee amount, legalcops will debit the outstanding amount from your Payment Account and notify you of the same.
In the majority of cases, there is NO other situation under which legalcops will provide a refund, except for the condition expressly mentioned above under Refund Policy. In exceptional circumstances, the legalcops team will work with you to reach a mutually acceptable solution. legalcops intends to be objective, fair and reasonable in resolving such situations in order to maintain a positive and harmonious relationship with consumers. The maximum refund amount claimable from legalcops cannot exceed the amount paid by the user at legalcops for availing the Lawyer’s service(s).
No refund in any case whatsoever can be claimed from legalcops for the amount paid to the Lawyer directly by the user. Please note that there will be a nominal deduction (20%) in the amount refunded, payable towards online payment processing. The refund will be processed directly in your Bank / Credit Card account that was used to make the payment by the end of the calendar month post financial reconciliation.
REFUND POLICY :
We will refund the money only in case we fail to provide service to our customers from our end. Applicant need to apply for the same via email at email@example.com.
Refund will not be provided to the user, once it is earned by the company, because of the time and energy invested by our manpower for their work done, which is not returnable. So basically, all the processing fees, payment gateway charges, admin fees, and cost of resources for the work done, will be deducted.
The User may cancel their account or any requests at any time; however, Users are not entitled to any refund for cancellation. We may provide refunds only at Our sole discretion. In the event We suspend or terminate your account or this Agreement, you understand and agree that you shall receive no refund or exchange for any Services availed , any content or data associated with your account, or for anything else, except at Our sole discretion, We may provide you a refund or exchange.
We gladly offer refunds for billing mistakes. If you change your mind and want to cancel an account that you paid for upfront, we can give you a prorated refund. Unless you have a good reason, we don’t give refunds for services that you’ve already used.
Listing Payment :
Any chargeable services accessed by you or the Participating Platform Lawyer on the Website will be marked as chargeable. You must pay for such services being referred to as the “Paid Services or listing”.
The Participating Platform Lawyer agrees and acknowledges that the payment made to use the Platform Services will in no way be considered as an advertisement for his/her legal services or solicitation of clients; and further agrees and acknowledges that the payment made for the Platform Services is solely for the purpose of access of Website, use of Platform Services offered by Lawyered and client management.
Membership or listing Downgrade : You can downgrade your account at any time. If you stop paying for your account, we may downgrade it for you. Please note that if you choose to downgrade your membership or listing. In addition, if you fail to provide a payment on time, legalcops reserves the right to downgrade your membership or listing without prior notice.
lealcops has the right to downgrade or cancel your account at any time. This is a very rare occurrence, and would only happen if you were violating the Terms, breaking the law, or otherwise misusing the service.
Embedded content from other websites : Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Independence of Lawyers :
The opinions, statements, answers (collectively “consultation”) provided by the Lawyers via legalcops.com are solely the individual and independent opinions and statements of such individuals and do not reflect the opinions of legalcops.com, its affiliates or any other organizations or institutions to which such Lawyer or such specialist or professional is affiliated or provides services. legalcops.com does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, Lawyers, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on legalcops.com or by a licensee of legalcops.com.
No representation is made that the quality of the professional services to be performed is greater than the quality of professional services performed by other Lawyers. We urge all potential clients to make their own independent investigation and evaluation of any Lawyer being considered.
You may interact with either lawyer working for legalcops or for external lawyer. External lawyer are independent contractors, not legalcops employees, so the terms of engagement are determined entirely by you and them. legalcops is not responsible for the services or advice they give. We may access any messages you send to an lawyer through the legalcops Service for fulfillment and quality assurance purposes.
legalcops shall have no responsibility or liability of any kind for any professional services rendered by any external lawyer you encounter on or through our service and any use or reliance on such professional service is solely at your own risk.
Listing Cancellation and Refund : Once the subscription/registration fee has been charged, you have 14 days from this time to cancel your subscription/membership to be eligible for a refund. legalcops will retain 30% of the subscription/registration fee (the “Administration Charges”) and refund the remaining 70%. This is applicable only when the platform services, as available under the subscription/membership, have not been utilized in any form or manner.
If the refund is not requested within the time of 14 days you can still opt to cancel the subscription/membership but cannot claim a refund. The Participating-Platform-Lawyer/user on the Website may cancel his/her subscription/membership only in the following case:
Once the Platform Lawyer completes the ‘Profile Creation Process’, he/she shall be liable for a refund if there is any delay or discrepancy in the ‘Onboarding process’ from lealcops. This delay or discrepancy shall not be inclusive of a period where the technology team is working to upgrade the website or the site is under maintenance or when force-majeure is applicable.
Indemnity : You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless legalcops its members ,officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors, and suppliers, from and against all claims, actions or demands, liabilities, and settlements, including, without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees, arising in connection with your use of the Site or resulting from, or alleged to result from, your use of the Site or your violation of this Agreement.
Websites and its links Links to other websites are provided as an added service and convenience to our customers. The site assumes no responsibility for the accuracy, timeliness or veracity of the content of linked sites. Their inclusion does not constitute an endorsement of or an agreement with the site or its contents. The site is not responsible for their privacy practices.
It is advisable to consult with a competent professional before relying on any written commentary found anywhere on the Internet.
Jurisdiction : This Agreement constitutes the entire understanding of the parties, and is agreed to being entered into within the jurisdiction of New Delhi, India and shall be governed by and shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the Republic of India, without giving effect to any choice of law rules or principles.
Payment Transfer to Lawyers Policy: Lawyers and law firms who are registered with legalcops implicitly agree to pay legalcops service charge for each service that they opt to provide to the client who approach and make their payment to the lawyers through legalcops. If the lawyer/law firm does not provide the service opted by the client within the stipulated date mentioned in our website or the date provided by the lawyer/law firm himself and if the lawyer has not reverted to the email sent to by legalcops and the client in such case the client can claim for refund by sending and email request along with the proof of email sent to the lawyer/ law firm. In such situation the lawyer/law firm cannot deny the refund. legalcops doesn’t tolerate any misbehavior with the client while providing consultation. If the client complains any misbehavior from the part of the lawyer/law firm along with valid proof the client will be provided refund and the lawyer/law firm cannot claim his/her consultation fees.
Lawyer / Professional Ethics Notice : If you are Lawyer / Professional, participating in any aspect of this Site, you acknowledge that rules of professional conduct apply to all aspects of your participation and that you will abide by such rules. The rules include, but are not limited to, the rules relating to advertising, solicitation of clients, unauthorized practice of your respective profession, and misrepresentations of fact. We disclaim all responsibility for your compliance with these rules.
The section titles in this agreement are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.
Entire Agreement/Severability: This Agreement, together with any amendments and any additional agreements You may enter into with legalcops in connection with the Services or use of Website, shall constitute the entire agreement between You and legalcops concerning the Services or use of Website.
If any provision of this Agreement is deemed invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of this Agreement, which shall remain in full force and effect.
I understand that the consultation through legalcops.com may involve electronic communication of my personal information to other Lawyers who may be located in other areas, including out of state.
Contact : Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions regarding this Agreement.
Last updated : 05/09/2021